Meet Your Practitioner, Gali Riddle
Gali Riddle has a Bachelor’s of Science in Health and Wellness with a concentration in Nutrition. She then went back to school to earn her Master’s degree from the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Seneca Falls, NY. She is a New York State licensed acupuncturist, and is a Diplomate in Chinese Medicine.
Gali furthered her education in China at Hang Zhou Hospital in Zhejiang province of China. Her experience there gave her extensive clinical experience in the Fu Zhen, abdominal acupuncture system. This system has been effective in treating chronic conditions such as low back pain, musculoskeletal problems, depression, digestive orders, amongst many others.
She and her husband own a wellness chiropractic practice, where she is currently seeing patients. In her spare time, Gali enjoys working out, cooking, hiking and spending time with her husband and her two girls.
Commonly Asked Questions About Acupuncture
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a core part of Chinese Medicine. It involves the stimulation of specific points located near or on the surface of the skin which have the ability to alter various biochemical and physiological conditions in order to achieve a desired effect.
How does it work?
The Eastern Explanation for how Acupuncture works is that the life energy flowing through the body which is termed Qi (pronounced chee) can be influenced and balanced by stimulating specific points on the body. These points are located along channels of energy known as meridians that connect all of our major organs. According to Chinese medical theory, illness arises when the cyclical flow of Qi in the meridians becomes unbalanced or is blocked.
As human beings, we develop internal blockages over time. Acupuncture helps to get rid of those blockages in the body. Similar to water flowing through a stream, the pathway of the stream must remain clear for the water to flow properly down the mountain. In order for our bodies to work properly, they must remain clear of the internal blockages, which often result from improper diet, overwork, accidents, too little rest, stress, and so on.
Acupuncture works with your body to help restore its normal function. When normal function is restored, it often leaves us feeling great: energized, in brighter spirits, better rested, and healthier altogether.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Acupuncture needles are thinner than a human hair, and insertion of the needles is generally painless. Patients report sensations including tingling, deep pressure, aches, heaviness, or nothing at all. Some patients feel sensations of ‘energy’ running throughout the body or into the area being treated.
How many treatments will I need?
My goal is to help you feel better as soon as possible. Many issues (especially simple pain conditions) respond very quickly and are resolved within one to two treatments. For more chronic, internal problems, 6-8 or more visits are often needed . Even with chronic, long standing health problems, patients generally feel immediate relief after treatment, but may need several more visits for lasting change.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact our Rochester chiropractic office at (585) 670-0020.